There will be a nontrivial amount of downtime next weekend as we migrate to a new server.
The server has to be shut down to avoid any database updates while the database is being backed up, and the entire backup process takes about 3 hours (the new server is faster).
Then a redeploy, restore data, and we should be good to go. Old server will stay around in case things go horribly wrong.
The downtime is over and we should never be down that long again. We now have excellent backup and restore scripts that are compatible with the new infrastructure and should be compatible with any infrastructure in the future.
Mostly hackers, mostly in Urbana, IL, talking to each other & our friends on like-minded servers without giving our personal data to the marketing machine.